I completed my PhD at Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (now known as the Department of Cognitive Science) at Macquarie University. My PhD research explored the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in processing emotional expressions and using emotional expressions to guide social judgements. I am now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the Australian Catholic University (Strathfield).
My primary research interests are in social cognition, emotion processing and cognitive neuropsychology. My research has focused on understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in processing emotional expressions and making social judgements. My research also aims to uncover the reasons why certain people have difficulties recognising the emotional expressions of others and using emotional expressions to guide their social judgements. My research has primarily employed cognitive neuropsychological, electrophysiological, behavioural techniques and mild brain stimulation techniques.